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Lovely lady at PIP

Maybeimcrazy
Maybeimcrazy Member Posts: 35 Connected
So i just rang PIP to ask for a copy of my report, she was so nice didn't ask anything other than name D.O.B etc and said she would send me one out in the post, im nervous but happy ill have some type of idea, what will happen and what the lady from the assessment said in my report. Will it take around 7 days? To get to me does anyone know. Sorry if they may seem silly questions. 

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  • cristobal
    cristobal Member Posts: 987 Disability Gamechanger
    @Maybeimcrazy I imagine that it varies a lot. I never had to wait more than a couple of days and have always had a good experience with DWP..
  • Maybeimcrazy
    Maybeimcrazy Member Posts: 35 Connected
    @cristobal i worry all the time, and i get scared of everything! So for me to call was a big deal but im glad it was a nice lady! Thanks for your reply 😊
  • idontlikeliving
    idontlikeliving Member Posts: 119 Courageous
    I daren’t ring for mine. I work myself up. I asked earlier for the number and what to say and I still haven’t rang. 😣
  • cristobal
    cristobal Member Posts: 987 Disability Gamechanger
    @cristobal i worry all the time, and i get scared of everything! So for me to call was a big deal but im glad it was a nice lady! Thanks for your reply 😊

    Well done for summoning up the courage. Fingers crossed that it makes nice reading. Will you let us know??

  • Maybeimcrazy
    Maybeimcrazy Member Posts: 35 Connected
    @idontlikeliving im the same, sometimes im that worked up, im sick!! But people do it if you feel you can bite the bullet and @cristobal yes for sure, ill let you know if i think its a good or bad report 😊 ive been googling isnt always the best i know but there's a pip test, do i basically do that and compare to my report? X 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,909 Disability Gamechanger
    In the report there will be dots or ticks next to descriptors/activities. Use the PIP self test to put the dots from the report into that. You will then be able to work out what the recommendations are but it's just a recommendation. They usually go with the report BUT not always.
  • Maybeimcrazy
    Maybeimcrazy Member Posts: 35 Connected
    @poppy123456 ah thank you that's good to know. I'll be sure to report back and let people know 😊
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,375 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi 

    I would use the self test as said by poppy but u wouldn't recommend using it to score yourself 

    You will tend to over score yourself without fully understanding all the details of how the descriptors work 

    This can then lead to a conflict of opinion when you get the report 

    Good luck fingers crossed 
    I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can't help I will
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,909 Disability Gamechanger
    janer1967 said:
    Hi 

    I would use the self test as said by poppy but u wouldn't recommend using it to score yourself 

    You will tend to over score yourself without fully understanding all the details of how the descriptors work 

    This can then lead to a conflict of opinion when you get the report 

    Good luck fingers crossed 
    I agree with this. It’s also easy to under score yourself as well. 
  • idontlikeliving
    idontlikeliving Member Posts: 119 Courageous
    Did it take you ages to get through? Plucked up courage, told the prerecorded option woman lol my NI, telephone number and was waiting ages so hung up. I’ll try them tomorrow morning xx
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,909 Disability Gamechanger
    Did it take you ages to get through? Plucked up courage, told the prerecorded option woman lol my NI, telephone number and was waiting ages so hung up. I’ll try them tomorrow morning xx

    It can often take anything up to an hour on hold, possibly even longer at the moment. I always find the best time to ring is as soon as they open, which is 9am.
  • Maybeimcrazy
    Maybeimcrazy Member Posts: 35 Connected
    Thats some helpful information, ill do the test see what it says then wait for my proper decision off DWP my sister said the letter maybe hear by the end of this week 
  • idontlikeliving
    idontlikeliving Member Posts: 119 Courageous
    @poppy123456 I’ll try it at 9. I did ring when they said it’s busiest. Lol xx

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